Beachfront Hotel Accommodation Near Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
The best Hawaiian beach holiday hotel accommodation near Waikiki Beach is affordable for tourists from cheap budget accommodation to luxury beachfront hotel accommodation near Waikiki Beach's famous white sands and surf.
Waikiki Beach is featured in dozens of movies and TV shows, with Diamond Head to the south and the famous pink palace, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, to your right. Straight out in front are Hawaii's famous surfboards thrilling visitors on gentle waves back into Waikiki Beach, as they’ve done for more than a hundred years where surfing was invented at Waikiki Beach.
Waikiki climate is warm and tropical all year round. Waikiki Beach is a special place because of the relaxed beach atmosphere and spirit of "Aloha", which is the local greeting. Aloha means "with love", and Hawaiians live by this spirit of hospitality.
Luxury hotels near Waikiki Beach extend all the way back for blocks till you reach the near Ala Wai canal.
The spirit of aloha is exemplified best at The Royal
Hawaiian Hotel, the famous five star Luxury Collection hotel that is the
classiest of the Starwood hotels near Waikiki Beach.
This world-famous landmark was once the summer home of the King and Queen of Hawaii. King Kalakaua's palace is still located in downtown Honolulu and is well worth the $10 entry to see how the Hawaiian royals once lived.
The Royal Hawaiian a Waikiki beachfront accommodation icon.
What to Do Waikiki
So, what to do in Waikiki? Well,
to start there’s the world’s best beach. Try Duke’s Bar on the beach from
late afternoon as locals and tourists alike gather for a drink as the sun
goes down over the Pacific Ocean.
A good Waikiki shopping tip is to start your shopping at DFS Galleria duty free stores on Kalakaua Ave. Take the $5 shuttle directly to Waikele's outlets. Pass the Ala Moana shopping centre, which is the world's largest open air mall with good bargains.
In Waikiki itself, it's worth a visit to the International Market to meet Hawaiian traders as you wander down Kalakaua Ave. taking in all the sights on the street.
At the northern end of Waikiki Beach, there's a magnificent shopping strip on Lewers St called the "Waikiki Beach Walk". It's just past the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and features a multitude of shops and cafes both upstairs and downstairs.
And of course, you have to see this beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, especially the famous North Shore beaches of Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. The huge waves that draw the world’s best surfers pump through in December and January.
Nearby Waimea Bay national park is also a beautiful natural experience on a beautiful laidback island that to this day has a touch of magic in the air.
You can take seven day cruises from the capital Honolulu near Waikiki beach, on the Pride of America or the Pride of Aloha to the other beautiful islands including Maui and its Kaanapali beach, as well as the pristine shores of Kauai and the big island of Hawaii.
If you want opulence near the middle of the Waikiki beach strip, stay at the Royal Hawaiian. The Royal Hawaiian's hotel rooms are gracious and many have balconies looking straight down onto the beach sand and palm trees below.
Accommodation at The Royal Hawaiian is the best value-for-money hotel on Waikiki Beach because of its sheer class at affordable prices. You know you're in for a good holiday when you arrive at the Royal Hawaiian's vibrant pink mission-style façade with its contrasting brilliant deep blue signage. The pink pots on top of this stunning landmark overlook lush gardens that are a private oasis for guests, shutting out the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
If you want to be pampered, The Royal Hawaiian has a wonderful beachfront with a private section. The buffet breakfast is just behind the sunbeds on the beach, so it's just a lazy few steps after breakfast to your prized position observing beach life passing by and in the water.
The Royal Hawaiian staff including general manager "Kelly Hoen" exude that serene spirit of aloha that is so unique in Hawaii. Hotel staff are perfectly matched to this sacred hotel site that honours the spirit of the Hawaiian Royal Family who used to walk these grounds.
The Royal Hawaiian hotel has been awarded the 2010 Travelers' Choice award for Romance and Relaxation. The walk down the stylishly decorated hallway towards the bright strip of white beach sand and blue Pacific ocean in front of you is unforgettable. Everywhere along Waikiki Beach, your eyes are drawn to this Pink Palace that's so alluring. Book the Royal Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Online.
A hotel near the Royal Hawaiian is sister hotel, the Moana Surfrider. High Tea at the Moana Surfrider is a memorable experience, with all types of fruit tea and delicious canapes to enjoy while looking out at beautiful Waikiki beach.
The famous Banyan tree under which Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, is the centrepiece of the Moana Surfrider's view across Waikiki Beach. The author befriended the King's niece Princess Kaiulani in the late 1800s and spent a lot of time on the current Moana Surfrider site. Directly across Kalakaua Avenue and near the Moana Surfrider hotel is the Moana Surfrider's sister hotel, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel Waikiki Beach.
The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is a good family hotel
near Waikiki Beach with reasonable rates, a nice swiming pool for adults
and children, and Pacific Ocean views from the higher floors. Try the hotel’s
local entertainment at night while sitting outdoors enjoying the reasonably-priced
buffet around the candle-lit pool. The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
stands on the site of the Hawaiian Royal family’s property where the famous
young Princess Kaiulani grew up. On January 17 1893, a group of mainly American
businessmen backed by American troops forcefully overthrew the Hawaiian
Princess Kaiulani travelled the world trying to get support for Hawaii's independence.
There are many other hotels near Waikiki Hawaii that stretch all the way back to the Ala Wai canal and cover all budgets.
Waikiki Beach Summary
Waikiki is the world's best beach because of that unique
combination easy surf, pretty palm-fringed beach with plenty of hotels and
bars that range from sophisticated to beachy.
High Tea at the Moana Surfrider HAS to be experienced
with all types of fruit tea and delicious canapes to enjoy while looking
out at beautiful Waikiki beach.
The nearby big surf beach of Waimea Bay and Waimea
Bay national park are also a beautiful natural experience on a beautiful
laidback island that to this day has a touch of magic in the air.
Editor: I lived at the same longitude as Hawaii and same latitude but south of the equator instead of north for 10 years on a small Pacific Island. Same climate as Hawaii. I loved visiting Hawaii and enjoyed luxury accommodation near Waikiki Beach and the best accommodation right on the beach near Waimea Bay, on the north shore of Oahu. Recommend driving round Oahu and stopping off at tourist attractions of Oahu such as the dolphins at the marine park and sailing near Waikiki Beach before going back to your hotel accommodation. You'll find everything in Waikiki and Honolulu - hotel, motel, even accommodation near Honolulu airport near the city centre (or center). Surfing Australia for surfing photos
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